Tips for Hosting an Earth Friendly Party

5 tips for hosting an Earth friendly party

Something that is always on my mind when I’m planning a party is trying to make it as Earth friendly as possible. For me, this means serving food that I would normally buy for our home, creating as little waste as possible, choosing a theme that isn’t too detailed, and keeping a small amount of entertaining essentials around. No matter how I go about being eco-friendly with my entertaining, with Earth Day coming up I thought I’d take some time to share some ways that I try to host a more Earth friendly party.

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Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day Gift Guide

This year I’m doing something a little different for my Valentines Day gift guide. Last year I did a his and hers guide, but this year I’m basing it more on interests. I buy a lot of stuff that could be considered “for men” but it’s never really stopped me, so why should it stop you? You know your sweetheart better than anyone else, so let that guide you.

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How to Deal With Unwanted Gifts

What to do With Unwanted Gifts

After the holidays I am usually filled-to-the-brim with love in the form of items that bring me joy, but I’m also focused on cleaning and starting fresh for the new year. One item that doesn’t quite fit in either of those categories is unwanted gifts. I receive them, and I know you probably did too. Knowing that I am notoriously hard to shop for, I don’t usually hold it against the gift-giver. I do though, not hold onto gifts I receive that do not bring me joy. Perhaps it was a well-meaning gift from a long-lost relative, or just a miss from someone closer, it’s okay.

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How to Give a Meaningful Gift

How to Give a Meaningful Gift

Around the holidays one thing I always try to be very conscious of is my gift giving. There is nothing I dislike more than receiving a gift that clearly didn’t have any thought put into it, so when I give a gift to someone else, I’m always overly conscious about whether or not they would like it. I feel like, especially in our home, there has been a shift toward living with less, and receiving a gift that isn’t useful is something that will just take up space. For some people, I know right away what to gift, but for others I try to follow along with the following tips for how to give a meaningful gift.

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